|The Simon Kenton
on November 25, 1931
|Birdseye view of Maysville,
from Kentucky side
published by the De Nuzie
Bookstore in Maysville
Before the current locks and dams.
Simon Kenton Bridge, c. 1950
Bridge Dedication (Governors of Ohio & Kentucky)
|Simon Kenton Bridge, 1953
Maysville Aberdeen Bridge, 1934
from the US Army, Chief of Engineers
Maysville's Daily Independent, on November 25, 1931, the day the bridge opened, ran these stories:
|Bridge Thrown Open||How the Bridge Was Built||Ferry Service History|
|Frank M. Masters||Merchants Decorate with Model Bridges|
Wikipedia's page on the Simon Kenton Bridge is here.
The Simon Kenton Bridge was originally a toll bridge. It cost 55 cents for an auto
up to 1943, when the fee went down to 40 cents. Pedestrians were charged a nickel.
The bridge was “freed,” i.e., all tolls were removed, on January 1, 1946.
You can read a history of the bridge from their application to be on the National Register of Historical places in a pdf here.